Salted Caramel Cheesecake

It was a mere 5 days ago that I posted the most decadent, indulgent Nutella Cheesecake Bars. Now, a person with even an ounce of self control would wait several weeks before even thinking of baking more cheesecake. Even a solid week would be a respectable amount of time. But I am not that person. I could not wait a full week.

There is something about salted caramel, it makes me weak in the knees. If I see a recipe containing salted caramel, I probably will not be able to stop thinking about it until I’ve made it. I really can not believe that I tried it for the first time just a few months ago!

These cheesecake bars are a winner in my book because I love cheesecake and I love salted caramel. Plus they gave Kara and me an excuse to try Trader Joe’s Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce which we’ve heard plenty of good things about. The Caramel Sauce was…in one word…amazing. Of course you could make your own caramel sauce, but why bother?

Here's what you'll need

In a medium bowl combine sugar,



And melted butter. Mix this all up.

Now stir in the flour until just incorporated

Press mixture evenly into your prepared baking dish

Like this…

While that bakes, get started on your filling. In goes the cream cheese

That's a lot of cream cheese, but I'm not complaining! Beat for about 30 seconds.

Scrape down the bowl then add sugar…

And vanilla then beat until creamy.

Now for the eggs–one at a time please!

Pour this lovely concoction onto the cooled crust

Carefully spread the cheesecake layer evenly

We used store bought. TJ's Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce is THE BEST. You should try it!

Mix the caramel sauce with 2 tablespoons of the cheesecake filling

Now dollop the caramel sauce on top

Then use a toothpick to carefully create a marbled effect. We may have done 1 too many dollops.

Because as you can see the caramel is taking over. But is that really a bad thing? I don't think so.

Refrigerate then cut into squares before serving.